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Praxis-related research: Serving two masters?
Stockholm University, The Stockholm Institute of Education, Department of Human Development, Learning and Special Education(LHS). (Pedagogy, Education and Praxis)
School of Education, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia. (Pedagogy, Education and Praxis)
2007 (English)In: Pedagogy, Culture and Society, ISSN 1468-1366, Vol. 15, no 2, 185-214 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article elucidates criteria which might be helpful in evaluating praxis-related research. We explore both sides of the Research & Development project; we examine different ways of understanding contributions to knowledge through research but more especially exploring ideas about contributions to changing praxis. Changing praxis necessarily involves changing not only each participant as an individual actor, but changing patterns of activity. In most praxis-related research, this is pursued by involving a widening range of participants in a setting. This poses the further problem that the rippling effects of the project are not entirely under the researcher’s control. Thus, as our title suggests, praxis-related research serves two masters: very often, R & D projects aim to make contributions to social science; generally, they also aim to make contributions to the world of human affairs. Different criteria are appropriate for judging each.

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2007. Vol. 15, no 2, 185-214 p.
Keyword [en]
Action research, participation, praxis, criteria, evaluation, empeiria, phronēsis
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Pedagogy Philosophy
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15420OAI: diva2:181940
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